Congratulations to Shoshana Das, BE'16, the 2015 Goldwater Scholarship recipient. The scholarship is designed to "provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields." Read more
2015 CALS Outstanding TA
Apr 15, 2015
Allison Truhlar, a grad student with Professor Todd Walter, has been selected as a CALS 2015 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Congratulations!
CALS leadership transitions in 2015 include Professor Beth Ahner's move to senior associate dean on July 1, 2015. “I look forward to the challenges of a new role in CALS,” Ahner said. “It will be rewarding to work closely with the department chairs and leadership team to support the amazing work that goes on throughout the college.” Congratulations! Read more
A study asserts that, in the presence of a gentle fluid flow, the biophysics of the female reproductive tract – in particular, the grooves that line parts of it – critically assist sperm migration. Read more
2015 NSF Fellowship Winner
Apr 10, 2015
Katy Hofmeister, a grad student with Professor Todd Walter, has won an NSF Fellowship for her project, “Improving Hydrologic Modeling Using a Community Science Network.” Katy proposes to couple instrumented monitoring of stream discharge, soil moisture, and snow coverage of a stream network in central NY with a community monitoring effort. Greater understanding of how terrestrial water enters streams can improve agricultural management practices for nonpoint source pollution, while the community engagement component will evaluate “community science” contributions as a potential mechanism for expanding the national hydrologic observatory system. Congratulations!
Students in Cornell's Soil and Water Lab have found that the amount of road salt in winter and spring runoff that flushes into streams is of near-oceanic salinity levels. Read more
2015 IBE BioExpo Research Symposium
Mar 19, 2015
Congratulations to Lena Liu, Shiva Chettiar, Jeffrey Tokman, and Aditya Misra, the poster competition winners for the 2015 IBE BioExpo. Richard Montagna, Senior VP for Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Rheonix, Inc. and Brian Kirby, Associate Professor, MAE Cornell, were the guest speakers for this year's event. Thank you to Steven Tsai, Stephanie Cheng, and the IBE BioExpo Planning Committee!
Professor Lindsay Anderson's project "Maximizing renewable energy integration: Optimal management of uncertainty with responsive demand" was selected for a 2015 NSF Career Award. The project will 1) Build the tools to accurately describe intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar, to better characterize the uncertainties and interactions for tractable representation in stochastic optimization methods, 2) Characterize responsive demand resources across multiple time scales including characteristics, constraints and uncertainties of various classes, and 3) Develop the multi-period stochastic optimization framework that includes DR into a scalable security constrained unit commitment model by including dispatchable DR resources as stochastic constraints, with additional constraints on frequency and duration of response, and to ensure that the solutions generated are available in reasonable time frames to benefit power system operations. See additional information in CALS Notes. Read more
Several graduate engineering fields at Cornell are in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released March 10. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th overall and Johnson was ranked 16th. Read more